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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 139

Monday, October 20, 2003

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on October 20, 2003, at 9:14 a.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bill:

Bill C-42, An Act respecting the protection of the Antarctic Environment — Chapter No. 20.

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , seconded by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , — That Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 22, 2003, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-49, An Act respecting the effective date of the representation order of 2003, as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with an amendment.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage and read a second time.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until later today, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs without amendment.

Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , — That Bill C-49, An Act respecting the effective date of the representation order of 2003, as amended, be concurred in at report stage and read a second time.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 245 -- Vote no 245)

YEAS: 139, NAYS: 38

YEAS -- POUR
Ablonczy
Adams
Allard
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Anderson (Victoria)
Assad
Assadourian
Augustine
Bagnell
Bailey
Barnes (London West)
Barrette
Bélair
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Benoit
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Bonwick
Boudria
Bradshaw
Breitkreuz
Brown
Bryden
Burton
Byrne
Caccia
Cadman
Calder
Caplan
Casson
Castonguay
Catterall
Coderre
Collenette
Comuzzi
Cummins
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dromisky
Duncan
Easter
Elley
Epp
Farrah
Forseth
Gallant
Godfrey
Goodale
Graham
Grey
Hanger
Hill (Macleod)
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hinton
Hubbard
Jaffer
Jennings
Jobin
Johnston
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kilger (Stormont--Dundas--Charlottenburgh)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
Longfield
Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
Macklin
Manley
Marcil
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McNally
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Pallister
Penson
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Rajotte
Redman
Regan
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Stinson
Strahl
Szabo
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Vanclief
Vellacott
Wappel
Whelan
White (North Vancouver)
White (Langley--Abbotsford)
Wilfert
Yelich -- 139
NAYS -- CONTRE
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bigras
Blaikie
Borotsik
Bourgeois
Brison
Cardin
Casey
Clark
Comartin
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
Desrochers
Doyle
Duceppe
Fournier
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gauthier
Godin
Hearn
Herron
Keddy (South Shore)
Lanctôt
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Marceau
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
McDonough
Ménard
Perron
Proctor
Roy
Sauvageau
Stoffer
Tremblay
Wasylycia-Leis -- 38
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Alcock
Asselin
Bergeron
Carroll
Cauchon
Cotler
Drouin
Eggleton
Folco
Fontana
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gaudet
Girard-Bujold
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond
Harvard
Keyes
Laframboise
Lalonde
Loubier
Mahoney
Marleau
Paquette
Patry
Picard (Drummond)
Rocheleau
St-Hilaire

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage and read a second time and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the House.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-2090, 372-2152, 372-2161 and 372-2184 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-44;

— Nos. 372-2121, 372-2164 and 372-2165 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-85-05;

— Nos. 372-2128, 372-2135 and 372-2187 concerning the National Missile Defence Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-4-03.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Price (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation on the Annual Tour of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Italy from July 28 to August 2, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-50-07.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bonin (Nickel Belt) , from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (A), 2003-2004 — Votes 1a, 5a, 15a, L20a, 30a and 40a under INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT; Votes 1a, 10a, 15a and 20a under NATURAL RESOURCES). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-142.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 89) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , Bill C-457, An Act respecting the protection of whistle blowers and to amend the Auditor General Act, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Staff Relations Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , Bill C-458, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 372-2197) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-2198);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , five concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2199 to 372-2203);

— by Mr. Comuzzi (Thunder Bay—Superior North) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2204);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2205);

— by Ms. Sgro (York West) , five concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2206 to 372-2210);

— by Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2211), one concerning pornography (No. 372-2212) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-2213);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , one concerning alcoholic beverages (No. 372-2214);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , two concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 372-2215 and 372-2216) and two concerning the Food and Drugs Act (Nos. 372-2217 and 372-2218);

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 372-2219);

— by Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2220 and 372-2221);

— by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 372-2222).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-247 and Q-249 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) , — That Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Statistics Act.

Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) for Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Debate arose thereon.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Bélair (Timmins—James Bay) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2223).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:37 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:55 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).